Portable Game console

PS Vita details surface on Trophies, remote play, and more

PS Vita details surface on Trophies, remote play, and more

Sony's PS Vita has already sold out in pre-orders for its December 17 launch in Japan, but it won't be heading to the states until February 22. Nonetheless, we can indulge in new details on the device that have been revealed in the English version of the console's user guide, which Sony has made available online. Main things to note are the way Trophies are earned on the PS Vita, how backups are saved, and the Remote Play feature.

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PS Vita could succeed with more PS3 integration

PS Vita could succeed with more PS3 integration

Sony's PS Vita could get a good boost from integration with the PS3 console. With casual mobile gaming becoming popular, the dedicated next-gen gaming portable didn't get quite the reception it was hoping for. But if it can enhance the PS3 gaming experience or somehow work in tandem with the console, it could offer a gaming experience like none other.

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GameStop’s PS Vita memory card pricing not official

GameStop’s PS Vita memory card pricing not official

Despite Sony's PS Vita not being available until February of 2012, GameStop has already posted pricing for the device and its various components back in November. However, gamers reactions to the high prices of the memory cards may have resulted in Sony's recent claims that the GameStop pricing isn't official yet and that gamers should stay tuned for more details.

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Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo and Boingo forged a partnership that will offer Nintendo 3DS users free Wi-Fi access at 42 airports in North America where Boingo provides wireless hotspots. Unlike the yet to be released PS Vita, the Nintendo 3DS does not offer a cellular version and has relied on Wi-Fi connections for surfing the web, downloading games and videos, and to access the Nintendo Zone for promotional offers, coupons, and game previews.

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Sony says PS Vita allows multiple PSN accounts

Sony says PS Vita allows multiple PSN accounts

Following reports earlier this week that Sony's upcoming PS Vita was limited to only one PSN account, Sony has responded to clarify that the device can actually support multiple accounts. But there's a catch to that. Sony revealed that each PSN account is tied to the PS Vita's memory card and thus to have multiple accounts you will need to have multiple cards.

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GameStop reveals PS Vita accessories pricing

GameStop reveals PS Vita accessories pricing

GameStop has unveiled all the pricing information for Sony's PS Vita next-gen portable along with the pricing of its official accessories. Those include various capacity memory cards, USB cables, docks, car adapters, and a starter kit. However, the device isn't set to launch in the US until February 22 of next year.

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PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

Sony has confirmed in a recent interview with ASCII that it's upcoming PS Vita portable gaming console would have 3G download limits and that its proprietary memory cards would be system-specific. Although not completely unexpected, it's a bit surprising that the device will require a completely new memory card format that will not be compatible with any of Sony's other products.

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Sony Unveils New Budget PSP Ahead Of PS Vita

Sony Unveils New Budget PSP Ahead Of PS Vita

Sony unveiled a new budget-friendly model of the PSP today during their Gamescom press conference. The announcement came as quite a surprise since the company's PSP successor, the PS Vita, was announced with much fanfare at E3 2011. This new PSP model will, however, only be available to the European market.

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Sony PlayStation Vita Pass Through FCC, Ready For Fall Launch

Sony PlayStation Vita Pass Through FCC, Ready For Fall Launch

The Sony PlayStation Vita looks ready for its fall debut now that it's passed through the FCC. Today, documents surfaced revealing that the WiFI and Bluetooth capabilities of the handheld have won FCC approval, which is a sure sign that the device is on track for an imminent launch. The latest rumors peg the PS Vita to hit in late October.

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Nintendo thought about making Wii U a portable console

Nintendo thought about making Wii U a portable console

It's no surprise that Nintendo starting working on the Wii U console way back in 2007 shortly after the Wii debuted. Gaming companies have a very long development cycle on new consoles and start working on the next big thing while the current big thing is hot. Nintendo has the most popular portable system around with the DS and apparently, the Wii U was considered to be fashioned into another portable console early on.

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Sony NGP Select Games Get Early Preview

Sony NGP Select Games Get Early Preview

Just earlier today, Sony confirmed that the NGP handheld will be backwards compatible with all those PSP games you've purchased in the past. The company also decided to do an early preview of select NGP games during its private event at the Sony Pictures soundstage in LA.

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Sony NGP Backwards Compatibility Confirmed And Detailed

Sony NGP Backwards Compatibility Confirmed And Detailed

The Sony PSP successor codenamed the NGP is expected to debut at the upcoming E3 2011 conference. When the NGP was first announced, it was said that the device would be able to play previously downloaded PSP games. At a press event today, Sony has gone further to confirm and detail this backwards compatibility.

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